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Definition 1: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to - [verb of body]

Samples where sedate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient must be sedated before the operation

Synonyms for sedate in the sense of this definition

(sedate is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of sedate ) induce hypnosis in

Definition 2: characterized by dignity and propriety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sedate in the sense of this definition

(sedate is similar to ...) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

"the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

Definition 3: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sedate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grave God-fearing man
  • a quiet sedate nature
  • as sober as a judge
  • a solemn promise
  • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence

Synonyms for sedate in the sense of this definition

(sedate is similar to ...) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"a serious student of history" "a serious attempt to learn to ski" "gave me a serious look" "a serious young man" "are you serious or joking?" "Don't be so serious!"

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